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Recipe and Review

Hi everyone, welcome to the first post in my new series, Recipe and Review. The title is pretty self-explanatory, I’m going to be sharing a recipe and a book review in the same post. My goal is to have them relate to each other in some way. It might be something I cooked while I was reading the book, or a dish that the characters made or something that the book made me think of. For my first post, I’m doing hummus and Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire because they’re both quick. Hummus is quick to make, Every Heart a Doorway is a quick read.

Recipe

Basic Hummus recipe

I love hummus. It is so delicious and can be used as a dip or as a spread on sandwiches. It’s especially good in a falafel wrap. It’s really easy to get but there’s a big difference in taste between homemade and shop-bought. Making your own hummus is kinder to your purse, you get more of it and it’s quick and easy to make. It’s also super tasty and easy to spice up with any flavour you want.

What you need…..

What You Need

  • 1 tin chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • a blender (or you could try mashing it up with a potato masher)

Fling everything into the blender and blend the crap out of it. Add more liquid if you think it’s too thick. Transfer it all to a jar or container and pop it into the fridge until chilled. Spread it on crackers, wraps or bread or use as a dip for some veggie sticks.

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Review

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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

25526296Title: Every Heart a Doorway
 
Author: Seanan McGuire
 
Genre: Fantasy Young Adult
 
Series: Wayward Children #1
 
Goodreads Rating: 3.87/5
 
 
Synopsis: Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No QuestsChildren have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.

No matter the cost.

 
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What I thought about the book: I enjoyed this way more than I expected to. I’m not a really a YA fan so I love getting surprised like this.
First time I ever read a book with an asexual character as well which was interesting.
I was afraid it was going to be really similar to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children but the only similarity is that there’s a home for unusual children run by a woman.
Each subsequent book seems to follow a different character that was introduced in this one (although I don’t know that for sure yet cause there are only 2 books out so far. Book 3 is out this month).
 
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My Rating: 4 paws

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Book Haul 6-12 Feb

My ‘purchases’ this week. Got a few freebies, first two were mentioned in one of my book groups, the others I got from bookbub email. I read Jabril and Angel in Scarlet on scribd so didn’t really buy but I used two credits on them!
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Dianthe Rising (A Dia Mclearey Novel Book 1) Freebie

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Silver Storm (Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family Book 1) Freebie

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The Curse Merchant (The Dark Choir Book 1)  Freebie

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The Loneliest Alpha Book #1 (The MacKellen Alphas series)  Freebie

20804378Scarlet Night (Behind the Vail Book 1) Freebie

24595202Angel In Scarlet

6753250Jabril (Vampires in America book 2)

A21956516A Dangerous Madness (Regency London 3) Freebie

Pride – Rachel Vincent

4583888Title: Pride
 
Author: Rachel Vincent
 
Genre: Urban Fantasy
 
Series: Shifters #3
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.16/5
 
 
Why I read this:
 
Synopsis:

I’m on trial for my life. Falsely accused of infecting my human ex-boyfriend–and killing him to cover up the crime. Infecting a human is one of three capital offenses recognized by the Pride–along with murder and disclosure of our existence to a human. I’m two for three. A goner.

Now we’ve discovered a rogue stray terrorizing the mountainside, hunting a wild teenage tabbycat. It’s up to us to find and stop him before a human discovers us. With my lover Marc’s help, I “think” I can protect the vulnerable girl from both the ambitious rogue and the scheming of the territorial council.

“If” I survive my own trial…

 
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What I thought about the book:
More exciting than the previous book and we see real growth in Faythe’s character. There were a few times I wanted to jump into the book and whack the guys in the territorial council…. Good book, I like the direction the series is taking.
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Favourite Character: Faythe
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 2

Fool Moon – Jim Butcher

91477Title: Fool Moon
 
Author: Jim Butcher
 
Genre: Urban Fantasy
 
Series: The Dresden Files #2
 
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
 
 
Why I read this:
 
Synopsis:
Harry Dresden–Wizard
Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.Business has been slow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn’t been able to dredge up any kind of work–magical or mundane.

But just when it looks like he can’t afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise.

A brutally mutilated corpse. Strange-looking paw prints. A full moon. Take three guesses–and the first two don’t count…

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What I thought about the book:
I started reading this months ago and found it a bit boring (I didn’t get very far into it). But so many people love this series, I said I’d give it another go and I really enjoyed it!! I got the audio instead of reading it this time cause people were raving about James Masters (swoon) doing the narration. Masters is a perfect Harry, though I still picture him looking like the guy from the failed TV show (but that’s ok, he’s hot too).
Butcher writes action scenes so well. All too often situations that should be intense in books fall flat due to writing but Butcher has got it covered!
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Favourite Character: Harry
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut meh

Wild Rain by Christine Feehan Review

490196Title: Wild Rain
 
Author: Christine Feehan
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Series: Leopard People #2
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.18/5
 
 
Why I read this:
 
Synopsis:

What has she done? With a new identity, a staged death, and a chance to flee the treachery that stalks her, Rachael has escaped from a faceless assassin. Now, thousands of miles from home, under the lush canopy of the rain forest, she’s found sanctuary.

Where can she hide? In this world teaming with unusual creatures walks the most exotic of them all. His name is Rio. A native of the forest imbued with a fierce prowess, he is something to be desired. Possessed of secrets of his own, he is something to be feared.

Whom can she trust? But as Rachael’s past looms as oppressively as the heat of the forest, and as Rio unleashes the secret animal instincts that course through his blood, Rachael fears that her isolated haven has become an inescapable hell…

 
What I thought about the book:
My first Christine Feehan book. I’m amazed it took me so long to read her, she’s a bit of a PNR juggernaut! Anyway, this is a perfect paranormal romance shapeshifter book. Ticks all the boxes. Alpha male, insta-love, strong willed damsel in distress and of course sexy times.
 
My Rating:
4 paws